The Salesforce User’s Guide to Managing Business Messages

Business Messaging in Salesforce

Consumer behavior is always evolving. But the events of the past couple years have accelerated that evolution. Of course, we’ve seen a large (and well-reported) shift in where consumers browse and buy products. According to eMarketer, retail eCommerce grew a staggering 32.4% in 2020. And by 2025, eCommerce is expected to account for nearly a…

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How Business Messaging Transforms the Traditional Sales Funnel

business messaging sales funnel

One of the first topics covered in just about any introductory business class is the sales funnel and the stages within it. In other words, the steps a consumer goes through when making a purchase.  Though there are many variations of the sales funnel out there, a simple one (that’s relevant to B2C brands) might…

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Conversational Commerce: The Next Big Thing for Brands and Retailers

At this year’s Shoptalk, the topic of new channels was one that came up time and again. There were sessions focused on it, as well as conversations at networking events and the expo hall.  Clearly, it’s a topic that’s top of mind for brands and retailers. In fact, 75% of Shoptalk attendees said that new…

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Extend Your Salesforce Live Agent Capabilities with Google’s Business Messages

Salesforce Live Agent Google Business Messages

Consumers have certain, basic expectations when it comes to customer service. That’s nothing new. For example, most have always expected friendly agents and quick resolutions to their issues. But these days, consumers have higher standards than ever before. Per Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer, over half of consumers say the crises of the past two…

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1440’s Key Takeaways from Shoptalk 2022

Shoptalk 2022 Key Takeaways Trends

A few weeks ago, the team at 1440 headed to Las Vegas for Shoptalk 2022, one of our favorite events of the year. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. The event was billed as “retail’s big reunion.” And that’s exactly what it felt like. After a long hiatus from in-person events, it was great to reconnect…

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State of Business Translation 2022

state of business translation 2022

Delivering great service throughout the customer journey has always been an important way to gain a competitive edge. But lately, it’s gotten even more important, as customer expectations have never been higher.  Per Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer, more than half of consumers say that the crises of the past couple of years have…

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10 Examples of Conversational Commerce in Action

conversational commerce examples

Engaging in authentic conversations has always been an effective way to sell across all industries.  Consider a consumer walking into a brick-and-mortar store, searching for new skincare products. They’re greeted by a sales associate, who strikes up a conversation to learn more about the consumer’s lifestyle and needs. After building rapport, the consumer trusts the…

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How 1440 Makes Translation Easy for Salesforce Customers

Easy Salesforce Machine Translation

Think having great products is enough to guarantee success? Well, you might want to think again. According to Salesforce research, 84% of customers say the experience a company provides is just as important as its products. So if you’re looking to grow your business (aren’t all brands?), then you’ve got to make it a top…

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Fashion Nova and the Problem With Suppressing Negative Reviews

Fashion Nova Negative Review Suppression

Over-Moderating Customer Feedback and Q&As Reduces Brand Authenticity Consumers have endless information at their fingertips when researching what products to purchase. But these days, they rely less on brand-provided messaging and marketing – and more on feedback from others like them. How do they access this feedback? Increasingly, by engaging with reviews, questions and answers…

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Top 8 Reasons to Start Using Google’s Business Messages

Top Reasons Google Business Messages

Walking into a brick-and-mortar store and speaking with a sales or customer service associate or picking up the phone and dialing an 800 number were once the primary ways consumers communicated with brands and got pre- and post-sale service. But that’s no longer the case. Today, consumers seek out service via a variety of different…

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